Recommended by Elena, a patron of the Canton Public Library.
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Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis Series: When the Bough Breaksby Jonathon Kellerman
This mystery series delves beyond just murders. Detective Milo Sturgis often seeks the help of his friend Alex Delaware, a child psychologist, to help him better understand the criminal mind. The series continues to develop their friendship as it goes on but the action is what really keeps me coming back for more.
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series: The Ritual Bathby Faye Kellerman
Faye Kellerman is the wife of Jonathon Kellerman and she writes equally as well about murder mystery but with her own twist. She has the lieutenant (Peter Decker) fall in love with an Orthodox Jew (Rina Lazarus) with two young boys. He is forced to learn about her lifestyle while still doing his job. I enjoy this series as it also gives me a glimpse into this unfamiliar culture.
Shane Scully Series: The Tin Collectorsby Stephen Cannell
This series features Detective Shane Scully as he struggles to raise his "new" teenage son while doing his job. Detective Scully will stop at nothing to solve a crime, usually at his own peril. He also falls in love with a fellow officer from internal affairs who is supposed to be investigating him. This series is action packed and full of drama. It is a very quick read.
Sherlock and Savich Series: The Coveby Catherine Coulter
Sherlock and Savich aren't always the main characters in these books about crime. Sherlock and Savich are married and are partners in the FBI. They are always on call to help others across the country. Many of their characters make repeat appearances through the course of the series and she doesn't always wrap up a storyline in one book. Coulter will often bring key pieces back into play as needed to help her move a story in a future book. That way the reader is often left guessing and wanting more.
Eve Dallas (in Death) Series: Naked in Deathby Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb
This series is set 50 years in the future and follows Lt. Eve Dallas, Homicide NYPD. She is extremely dedicated to her job and has a very interesting set of friends including former criminals. She is married to Roarke, a man who owns most everything. The twists and turns you are taken on are fantastic as you also learn more about each character's strengths and weaknesses. I like Robb's take on what the future will be like as well (vehicles that can drive themselves, enhancements to change appearance, and tubes of pop!)